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Madame C.J. Walker

Earlier this year, Jim joined the National Coalition of Black Women, Inc. at their annual luncheon that honors Madam C.J Walker, as well as other notable women. Jim has attended for years, and is proud to support these phenomenal women. Together, we celebrate the progress these great women have made, and know that the fight for equality continues.

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Our First Twitter Chat!

On March 26th, Jim held his first Twitter Chat, about his plan for an accessible, ethical, and transparent government. The #AskKenney hashtag quickly picked up steam with questions streaming in from curious Philadelphians.

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"The same fighter he's always been"

A lot of candidates speak to my organization in the hopes of securing our endorsement. But when Jim talked about his vision for a Philadelphia that protects and includes women as equals, it was clear that he's still the same fighter he's always been.

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Meet Jim

A lifelong city resident, Jim Kenney grew up the oldest of four in a South Philadelphia rowhouse neighborhood. His father, a firefighter, and his mother, a homemaker, worked second jobs at The Inquirer and The Spectrum to put Jim and his four siblings through parochial school. In high school, Jim delivered the paper in the morning and washed dishes after school as a member of Local 274, earning his first union card at 17. After graduating from St. Joe's Prep, Jim worked his way through La Salle University and became the first in his family to graduate from college.

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